Edie: An American Biography
When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international best-seller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol’s superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appear...more
This is the type of book that, when I see a copy on the shelf of a second-hand book store, I buy it, so that I can give it to someone.
I don't even have to have someone in mind at the time. I can work that out later.
The point is that a book this good has to find a home on the shelf of someone who loves life, people and writing (well, interviewing) at its best.
This was my first experience of a biography assembled from direct quotes from hundreds of interviews, without any bridging tex ...more
Edie Sedgwick was the Sixties' version of poor little rich girl, descended on both sides from men who founded the Colonies, families which remained prominent throughout American history. (A gander at http://www.geni.com/people/Edie-Sedgw... will give you some idea.)
Her father was a Western artist of the heroic mold, a bla ...more
The book jacket describes the Pop Art scene of the 60s as "All glitter and flash on the outside, it was hollow and desperate within—lik ...more
Mostly this book was interesting in a voyeuristic manner. I felt a similar sense of looking into the lives of a certain sort of elite when reading about John Cheever's life. Thi ...more
So I made an order and added this book to the list.. And sat waiting
When I opened the amazon box finally came I grabbed this first and seen it was quotes....
Ok I thought what did I buy....
But I held out and FINALY decided to read it!!!
Boy am I happy I did.
It starts out about the Sedgwick family backgr ...more
Around that same time my friends and I stood in line for hours to meet Andy Warhol and get his autograph- I didn't think about it as a faux pas at the time, I was still a teenager after all, but I took this book and a few xeroxes of him and Edie that I had colored in crayon!!!! Horror ...more
Most people probably have some ...more
Greatly written. You can feel like you were there with Edie, experiencing a ...more
The almost cartoonish biopic of the famed six ...more
I've seen Cat Marnell, drug-loving writer fo ...more
|If Edie Sedgwick was around today do you think she would be as popular?||14||60||Aug 12, 2016 04:38PM|
Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.